I’m really pleased to introduce one of our latest Budget Bride Company Photographers to you today. Charlotte is a Dorset based Wedding Photographer whose sense of fun and style really comes across in her photography. We love how the magic of the day is truly conveyed in Charlottes photos – you can have a look for yourself below…
Let’s meet the Lady behind the Lens…
So Charlotte, tell us a little bit more about you?
I'm Charlotte, 26, Mother of a three year old Son and have lived in Dorset most of my life. I Love photography in all aspects, I love capturing moments that may otherwise pass by.
How did you get into wedding photography?
I attended a wedding of a family friend around 4 years ago and just took the time taking photos with a standard camera throughout the day. It was only once I got a few comments of people saying how much they liked them that I thought it may be something I could concentrate on for the future. I did quite a lot of free work and built up my portfolio to get me where I am today.
What is your favourite thing about being a wedding photographer?
I love being there in the moment, I love capturing the day as everyone sees it but making sure that I am part of the day as well. I feel by making myself part of the day the more natural side of people comes out and they feel comfortable enough to be normal around me. I am very honoured to have many brides tell me they forgot they had only met me once or twice and it was like having a close friend there for them all day. This to me is the most rewarding factor of the day.
What inspires you - both behind the lens and when you're not at work?
Definitely my son and my partner. Without them pushing me, I would not be as successful as I currently am. I miss out on a lot of weekends and evenings whilst being behind the camera, but with the continued support it makes it all worthwhile.
Have you got any predictions or tips for weddings in 2013?
Well 2013 is looking very busy for me already with over 20 bookings in place and some amazing venues. All I can say to any bride and grooms to be make sure you have a connection with your photographer and make sure you feel comfortable. Aside from each other you will spend the most time with your photographer.
Where is the most interesting place that you have covered a wedding?
The most interesting place has to of been Highcliffe Castle, Dorset. It is simply stunning. My most interesting wedding however was one that featured Storm Troopers and Darth Vader as guests at the church and reception.
Charlotte Marie Photography packages range from £250 for a Ceremony Only option up to £600 for the Superior Package.
To see some more of Charlotte Marie’s Photography and to read her blog, have a look at blog.charlottemariephotography.com